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Though first impressions were more suggestive of a Georgian country house than a special school for high functioning ASD boys, in the distance a couple of boys lounged on the lawns and the shouts of a football game could be...

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Swalcliffe Park is a specialist residential and day school for boys aged 11-19 who have needs arising from their autism spectrum conditions. Across the educational day and residential settings, the school emphasises the development of students communication, independence, self-management and personalised achievement. It has received 5 consecutive 'Outstanding' Ofsted ratings.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Cookery Domestic at an English Independent School (BTEC Award Level 1)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Though first impressions were more suggestive of a Georgian country house than a special school for high functioning ASD boys, in the distance a couple of boys lounged on the lawns and the shouts of a football game could be heard on a hidden Astroturf. The tranquillity was therapeutic. ‘It has a calming influence on everyone,’ said one mum. ‘The setting is very calming for the boys,’ said another, ‘though not good for one’s mobile signal’.


Since 2011, Kiran Hingorani BSc PGCE MEd (50s). Hails from Tyneside and read biological sciences at Newcastle University before training as a teacher. Whilst a schoolboy at Stonyhurst College (‘Not the happiest years of my life, I must admit’), engaged in a school project organising holidays for disadvantaged children, which inspired him to a career in SEN. A brief period...

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Special Education Needs

Swalcliffe Park School is a non-maintained special school that provides residential education and care for boys aged 11 to 19. All young people referred to the school will have a Statement of Special Educational Needs. The majority of our students will have a diagnosis of Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Our main aim and purpose is to provide a child-centred, non-confrontational, caring and supportive, integrated care and educational service for young people whose educational and social welfare needs cannot currently be met within a mainstream school.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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